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gray birch

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  1. a small, bushy birch, Betula populifolia, of stony or sandy areas of the eastern U.S., having grayish-white bark and triangular leaves.
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Origin of gray birch

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
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Historical Examples

  • Here about Mullein Hill, this is sure to be a gray-birch home.

    Winter

    Dallas Lore Sharp

  • Besides the box elder and crab-apple seeds, the birds have eaten wild-cherry pits, poison-ivy berries, and gray-birch seeds.